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: Newyddion

(News in Welsh)
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

: Brodor a Bro

Tref gymharol ieuanc yw Portmadoc. Blodeuodd ei dyddiau gyda'r fasnach allforio llechi. ac yna daeth trai ar ei hynt. Heddiw mae'r dref yn ffynnu eto, fel y gwelodd J. Roberts WILLIAMS pan aeth yno gydag Uned Ffilmio Adran y Newyddion
Y rhaglen yng ngofal
(A visit to Portmadoc)


Unknown: J. Roberts
Unknown: T. Glynne Davies

: Cricket: England v. South Africa: Third Test Match

Second day's play at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Golf: The Centenary Open Championship
The first Open Golf Championship was held in 1860 and today on its hundredth anniversary, BBC Outside Broadcast cameras are at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St. Andrews, to see play on the final day.


Commentator (Cricket): Brian Johnston
Commentator (Cricket): E.W. Swanton
Commentator (Cricket): Denis Compton
Television presentation (Cricket): Philip Lewis
Commentator (Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentator (Golf): Bill Cox
Television presentation (Golf): Bill Stevenson

: For the Schools: Friday Magazine

Introduced by Peter Hawkins with Brian Starkey.

Making a Simple String Puppet: Part 4: The Play

Hill Park Farm
A farm walk.

The Corner Shop: 6: Bob Plans a Holiday
by Norman Longmate.


Presenter: Peter Hawkins
Item presenter (Making a Simple String Puppet): Brian Starkey
Puppets designed by (Making a Simple String Puppet): Rivka Black
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Writer (The Corner Shop): Norman Longmate
Mr Anderson: Victor Platt
Mrs Anderson: Barbara Lott
Bob: Clive Marshall
Susie: Kika Markham

: Watch with Mother: The Woodentops

For the Very Young
Stories about a family of wooden dolls who live on a farm.
(BBC film)

: Cricket: England v. South Africa

Further visits to Trent Bridge.

Golf: The Centenary Open Championship
A further visit to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St. Andrews.
Further broadcasts tomorrow, starting at 11.25 a.m.


Commentator (Golf): Henry Longhurst
Commentator (Golf): Bill Cox
Television presentation (Golf): Bill Stevenson

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.

H.M.S. Keppel: 6: Fighting a Fire
Film specially shot by Cameramen of the Royal Navy

Annette Finds Out: Who sent the doll?
The solution of the mystery.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: The Range Rider: The Holy Terror

An attempt is made to kidnap the son of a multi-millionaire, and the kidnappers want 50,000 dollars for his return. With the help of a gun trick and smoke signals the Range Rider and Dick West bring the criminals to justice.
(First shown in January)


The Range Rider: Jack Mahoney
Dick West: Dick Jones

: Sketch Club

with Adrian Hill who sets a subject, helps you with your picture-making, and announces this week's prize-winners.
Picture Gallery: 'Procession'
(Sketch Club Exhibitions are now at the Victor Batte-lay Trust, The Minories, 74, High Street, Colchester, and at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln)


Presenter/artist: Adrian Hill
Presented by: Tony Arnold

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England.

News from South and West

: Gardening Club

Seasonal work in garden and greenhouse and Growing Mushrooms in a Cellar or Shed with Percy Thrower.
Summer in Back Yards; Window Boxes and in the Paved Courtyard
Roses: Climbers and Standards
Lilies-Dahlias-Geraniums Annuals in Tubs and Boxes
Apples, Pears, and Soft Fruit fruiting in Tubs
The Second Truss on Outdoor Tomatoes with Arthur Billitt (Head of Lenton Experimental Station)
From the BBC's Midland television studio


Presenter: Percy Thrower
Item presenter: Arthur Billitt
Producer: Paul Morby

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson and including John Morgan, Polly Elwes and Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Associate producer: Alasdair Milne
Associate producer: Antony Jay
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Armand and Michaela Denis on Safari to Asia: Gateway to China

In this first of a further seven programmes about Asia, Armand and Michaela Denis arrive in Hong Kong. During their tour of the city, they see a Chinese funeral, traditionally celebrated with gay splendour and rejoicing, and visit an ivory shop to watch craftsmen at work on delicate ivory treasures.
See Round and About


Presenter: Armand Denis
Presenter: Michaela Denis

: The Herries Chronicle: Rogue Herries: Episode 2: 1731

by Hugh Walpole.
Dramatised for television in seven parts by Constance Cox.

In which Francis takes his son, David, to the Chinese Fair.


Author: Hugh Walpole
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Designer: Charles Lawrence
Producer: Joan Craft
Mary Herries: Delene Scott
Alice Press: Daphne Anderson
Margaret Herries: Margot van Der Burgh
Deborah Herries: Susan Purdie
David Herries: Ronnie Raymond
Francis Herries: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Benjamin: Aubrey Morris
Mrs Wilson: Ilona Ference
Barker: Vincent Charles
Vendors: John Barrett
Vendors: Stella Wilkinson
Chinese Barker: Andy Ho
Wineseller: Miriam Pritchett
Fairground tout: Douglas Blackwell
Jane Starr: Ruth Porcher
Pedlar: John Wood
Osbaldistone: Christopher Burgess
Innkeeper: Anna Wing
Pickpocket girl: Gillian Eddison
Fawcett: Roger Kemp
Farmer: Norman Mitchell
Yeoman: Roy Denton
Mr Rosen: Aubrey Woods

: The Third Man: Five Hours to Kill

A film series starring Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.

To Brad the five hours of waiting in a hotel room in a Middle Eastern country while Harry Lime carries out an important mission seem very long. For Harry they are even longer, for the colonel as close to death as he has ever been.
(BBC film release)


Story and teleplay by: Oliver Crawford
Director: Arthur Hiller
Producer: Felix Jackson
Harry Lime: Michael Rennie
Hassani: Madlyn Rhue
Ban Ali: Mario Alcalde
General Raschid: John Wengraf
Gomar Kaneltan: Donald Randolph
Major Haalim: Eduardo Noriega
Linda: Bek Nelson
Bradford Webster: Jonathan Harris

: Professional Boxing

Hugh O'Neill (Walworth) v. Derry Treanor (Eire)
An eight-round contest at featherweight

Laslo Shrenk (Hungary) v. Mick McCreechan (Essex)
A six-round contest at light-heavyweight

A George Maassen promotion from the Surbiton Assembly Rooms


Boxer (Featherweight): Hugh O'Neill
Boxer (Featherweight): Derry Treanor
Boxer (Light-heavyweight): Laslo Shrenk
Boxer (Light-heavyweight): Mick McCreechan
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Presented for television by: Philip Daly

: The News

: Who Goes Home?

The week's business in Parliament is over. Tonight two M.P.s face questions from a group of their constituents in a London studio.
Peter Rawlinson, Q.C., M.P., Member (Conservative) for Epsom, Surrey; Gerry Reynolds, M.P., Member (Labour) for Islington, North.
In the chair, Robert Carvel


Panellist: Peter Rawlinson
Panellist: Gerry Reynolds
Chairman: Robert Carvel
Producer: John Grist

: News Extra

A magazine of news and pictures from cameramen all over the world.
Introduced by Richard Baker.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Producer: Bill Northwood

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